Poaching (white-meat) chicken is precarious. If you braise or poach any meat at
high temperature, it's going to be dried-out, flavorless and nasty.
The tricks are:
- Create the braise by reducing chicken stock by ½.
- Add a large, chunky mirepoix (that you'll discard).
- Bring to a rolling boil, drop breast in, cover, then remove off heat for
15 to 18 minutes. Remove from pot and carve. Serve immediately.
- There will be no browning, of course, but the result should be tender,
moist and succulent—perfect for serving pieces in a thickened,
especially flavorful sauce where the sauce is the star of the show.